It may be a nation of baby Emmas, but Ava is making inroads in the south and Charlotte has a northern toehold.
A week after releasing the national list of names given to 2017 babies, the Social Security Administration gave the state-by-state breakdown.
The map is dominated by the top names for the nation as a whole: Emma, Olivia and Ava for girls, Liam, Noah and William for boys. The outlier states tend to be the less populous — Rhode Island, for instance, which favors Charlotte and Lucas.
California shook things up with the boys’ top 10, which included No. 2 Sebastian (22nd in the U.S.), No. 8 Mateo (42nd) and No. 10 Julian (36th). On the girls’ side, the most distinctly Californian names were No. 7 Camila (23rd in the U.S.) and No. 14 Luna (37th).
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As was the case with the nation as a whole, Sophia and Sofia combined would have far outstripped Emma in California: There were 2,726 new Emmas in the state last year, but more than 4,000 babies named Sophia or Sofia. Zoe/Zoey would have grabbed a top 10 spot as well.
Source:: The Mercury News – Nation, World